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Shippea Hill railway station stops along the Breckland Line between Norwich and Cambridge and serves almost no one. Between 2015 and 2016, it is one of the least used stations in the UK with just 12 people using the station throughout the whole year. There have been several attempts to boost passenger numbers at the station, most notable when one of the finalists from the TV series The Great British Bake Off managed to attract a dozen-strong crowd and 2017 when documentary makers travelled through on their way to every station in the country. It’ll therefore come as no surprise that it’s an unstaffed station with no facilities for purchasing tickets, so they must either be bought prior to travel or on board with the train conductor. It’s gone through several name changes since it opened in the mid-19th century including Mildenhall Road, Burnt Fen and then the present name Shippea Hill. The two-platform station managed by Greater Anglia has just one train a day direct to Norwich in 1 hour 3 minutes.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons for so few passengers is the remoteness of the station which is miles away from the nearest village and town. When you step off on the platform, you’ll be surrounded by flat farmland crisscrossed with little waterways where you can go walking.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Shippea Hill are:

  • Ely
  • Littleport
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorGreater Anglia
Car parking spaces6
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
No cycle parking
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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Departures and arrivals from Shippea Hill

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Shippea Hill station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NorwichGreater Anglia07:47Scheduled
to Stansted AirportGreater Anglia16:13Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stansted AirportGreater Anglia07:47Scheduled
from NorwichGreater Anglia16:13Scheduled
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